Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 01:22 am
Manhattan Associates Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) proudly announces that NorgesGruppen, the leading grocery retailer in Norway, has chosen Manhattan Active® Warehouse Management (Manhattan Active WM) to enhance the delivery experience for its high-end supermarket brand, MENY.
NorgesGruppen’s impressive brand family includes Kiwi, Meny, Spar, and Joker, covering a wide spectrum from discount stores to upscale supermarkets. The group manages 1,800 grocery stores, 900 retail convenience goods stores, and its wholesale division ASKO, supplying over 25,000 products from 13 warehouses to 14,000 clients, reaching 88 percent of Norway.
Per Ola Drøpping, CEO of NorgesGruppen Data, expressed, “As the online segment continued to grow, it became clear we needed to analyse our supply chain and warehouse capabilities to keep up with our customers’ expectations, both online and in-store. With such an expansive network of stores, and an increasingly active online customer base, meeting our customer’s often exacting expectations is a full-time challenge.”
Vegard Kjuus, CEO of MENY, stated, “As a specific response to expected e-commerce demands, we now fulfill online orders from 50 stores and are in the process of building a new e-commerce fulfilment center, that will improve customer service across the capital, Oslo. We have the greatest selection of food products in Norway delivered to our customer’s homes, and with the new facility, we will have an even greater selection, including high quality fresh produce, bakery, prepared food and hand-cut meat, fish and cheese.”
“The warehouse management solution from Manhattan is strong, and we have high expectations that it will help us meet customer’s future requirements within e-commerce,” added Kjuus.
“Manhattan Active Warehouse Management’s cloud-native application aligns with NorgesGruppen’s focus on agility and innovation,” Drøpping commented. “We have high confidence in the functional capability of Manhattan Active WM and, in a broader sense, the Manhattan Active platform’s ability to support Meny and NorgesGruppen.”
Craig Summers, Managing Director for UK, Ireland, and Nordics, remarked, “The geographical challenges and sophisticated buying patterns of Norwegians make fulfilling the MENY brand promise a challenge. In Manhattan Active WM, Per, Vegard and their teams have a solution where innovation, agility and flexibility are built into its very DNA, making NorgesGruppen well placed to meet the needs of its customers not just today, but well into the future too.”